WASHINGTON, DC Growth Energy, the nation’s largest ethanol association, announced today the addition of three new innovative businesses to its membership: Franzenburg, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa; Brown Tank, LLC, headquartered in St. Paul, Minn.; and Bioleap, Inc., headquartered in Tampa, Fla.

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor welcomed these new members to the association, stating: “Growth Energy is fortunate to now have three more innovative business members, each leaders in their respective fields, as part of our association. Franzenburg, Brown Tank, and Bioleap will provide valuable input as we work to grow market opportunity at home and abroad and we look forward to building a bright future for the biofuels industry together.”

With a strong footprint in the ethanol and biofuels industry, Franzenburg offers its customers from around the world the leading choices for new decanter centrifuges and separators. CEO Craig Tracy said in a statement, “For Franzenburg the choice was easy and we are excited to be joining Growth Energy. Growth’s commitment to creating new markets both domestically and abroad for our customers is something we look forward to supporting. Here at Franzenburg we pride ourselves in our people, our products and our relationships and we see the same commitment and values from Growth Energy.”

Brown Tank builds all sizes of tanks and their sole purpose is providing their customers with a quality product true to its design, on budget and on time. In a statement, Scott Kraker, Sales Manager at Brown Tank, expressed the company’s excitement: “Brown Tank is thrilled to be joining Growth Energy, and as a longtime partner in this industry over the past 30+ years, we have seen firsthand the fights and challenges that this industry faces, and know and the importance of having a voice like Growth Energy representing us and the rest of this industry. We look forward to helping support our customers through the many great platforms that Growth Energy leads.”

Bioleap, Inc., home of the DEER system, provides innovative technical solutions and complete engineering services to the renewable fuels industry. CEO Wayne Mitchell said, “Bioleap is thrilled to be joining Growth Energy and supporting this great industry. We see the value in partnering with an organization that not only leads the push for pro ethanol legislation in our nation’s capital, but also works tirelessly with refiners and fuel retailers to ensure more Americans have access to E15 and other blends of ethanol.” 

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